5 Most Comfortable Rug Materials

Handmade Moroccan Diamonds Annice Rug from Irisa by NuLoom

Comfortable rugs are always sought after. When choosing a comfortable rug, you should consider its durability and ease of maintenance. Another good idea is to pick a rug that is naturally stain-resistant to save you cleaning time. If you like that “just-vacuumed” look, a low-pile rug is ideal for you.

Take a look at the 5 most comfortable rug materials so your feet can roam on luxurious comfort.

Silk

SKE27 from Silk Elements by Nourison

Silk rugs add unmatched elegance to any room. Silk rugs are usually combined with fabrics like wool and cotton to help create longer lasting durability. Silk is less durable than other materials, but it is highly sought after.

Rugs made from silk are known for their soft feel, sheen, and shine. Silk rugs come from all over the world – China, India, Central Iran, and Turkey. Silk rugs are not designed to withstand a lot of wear and tear, so opt to place these rugs in low traffic areas such as living rooms and bedrooms.

This Vintage Persian Edra rug from Vivid Silk by NuLoom will make any bedroom look gorgeous. Decorate your space with neutral colors to allow the bright, warm colors of this rug to shine.

Olefin

BRI03 from Brisbane by Nourison

Olefin offers a cheaper alternative with the softness of wool. In the rug industry, Olefin is often used as a replacement for wool. The only slight difference between wool and olefin is the durability. Olefin is slightly less durable than wool, but because olefin rugs are made from synthetic materials, you will save a great deal of money.

Olefin rugs are stain resistant, dry quickly, and are mold resistant. As olefin rugs are good for high traffic areas, the Highland Falls (Lodge) from Genesis by United Weavers of America is a great choice for a family room. Kids and adults alike can spend hours playing card games or lounging on this rustic style, comfortable rug.

Polypropylene

MNC262M from Monaco by Safavieh

Polypropylene is a synthetic fiber rug that looks just like rugs made with more expensive materials. Polypropylene rugs are very durable and easy to clean. This type of rug is ideal for a playroom, basement, or family room space, as their fibers are resilient. Their construction adds an extra bit of comfort to hard floors.

Most often, synthetic fiber rugs are made from recycled materials that are environmentally friendly. Synthetic fiber rugs do well in areas with heavy foot traffic as they spring back into shape after heavy use. A very pretty polypropylene rug is this blue-hued from Panache by Rizzy. This rug has the rich look and soft feel of wool yet offers the ability to clean and affordability of synthetic.

Chenille

MRB657D from Marbella Polyester & Chenille .63 by Safavieh

Chenille rugs have the softest touch and feel. Chenille rugs are usually made from tufted yarns and have a casual look that fits into any eclectic, Bo-Ho, or shabby chic décor style. These rugs have a truly feminine appeal.

This type of rug is cozy and warm with its high piled fluff. The strips of clipped yarn stand up well to heavy foot traffic and are ideal for long-term use. A really nice rug is the Chenille Flat Weave from Complex by St. Croix. This flat weave chenille rug comes in a variety of sizes and in colors making it easy to incorporate it into an array of rooms.

Wool

Handmade Moroccan Diamonds Annice Rug from Irisa by NuLoom

Wool rugs come in a wide variety of styles, textures, and patterns. The key is to pick a wool rug that will enhance your living space. Wool has a soft and supple, natural feel. Rugs made from wool age into a graceful patina over time.

Wool is a naturally fire-retardant fiber, making wool rugs a great choice for a child’s bedroom, playroom, or near a chimney or fireplace. Wool rugs are quite durable and stand up well to foot traffic.

Another perk of wool rugs is their natural moisture-repellent qualities. Clean up spills quickly, before they set in and save money on cleaning. Wool rugs come in an array of styles such as this handmade Louella floral rug from Irisa by NuLoom. This room is perfect for a child’s bedroom with its beautiful floral design.

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